Follow the footsteps of author and biologist Jules Evens as he hikes every inch of trail in Point Reyes National Seashore to celebrate the park turning 50 years old in 2012.

All Abuzz on Muddy Hollow Trail


“Let me keep my mind on what matters, which is my work, which is mostly standing still and learning to be astonished.”  —Mary Oliver See this hike mapped: Muddy Hollow Trail This short (1.5 mile), gentle walk follows the course … Read more

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Abbott’s Lagoon Photo Gallery


A visit to Abbott’s Lagoon always proves rewarding and never fails to offer a fresh experience. I’ve strolled down to the main lagoon dozens of times over the years and each visit is unique and memorable.

Fir forest in summer fog near the top of Old Pine Trail. Photo by Jules Evens.

In the Fog Drip at Point Reyes


“To find new things, take the path you took yesterday.” —John Burroughs I was thinking about John Burroughs, “the Grand Old Man of Nature,” as I walked the trails that climb from Bear Valley up to Inverness Ridge. Although I’ve … Read more

Point Reyes: Palomarin to Bear Valley


Last night, for the first time in their 132-year rivalry, the San Francisco Giants swept the L.A. Dodgers with a shutout. This morning my granddaughter, Kalia, took her first steps and the Supreme Court upheld “Obamacare.” To celebrate, I decided to take a long “walkabout.”

A Naturalist’s Vow at Point Reyes: Obedience to Awareness


Jules Evens continues his year-long trek on all the trails of Point Reyes. this time out, it’s the Bayview Trail, short on views but long on wildlife and the interesting ecological processes of the bishop pine forest, much of which burned in the 1995 Vision Fire.

In the Splash Zone at Point Reyes


In his quest to hike every trail at Point Reyes, Jules Evens takes a short walk rich in wildlife sightings, from butterflies to black oystercatchers.